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Even on Thanksgiving Day, Sarah Palin found time to lash out at her political foes -- in this case the media for blowing out of proportion her gaffe on the Korean crisis.

In a Facebook posting, the combative Palin addressed a Thanksgiving message to "57 states" -- mocking a mistake President Obama made in his 2008 campaign as a way of arguing that the news uses a double standard. "If you can't remember hearing about them [Obama slip-ups), that's because for the most part the media didn't consider them newsworthy," she wrote, according to ABC News. "I have no complaint about that. Everybody makes the occasional verbal gaffe -- even news anchors."

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Palin drew ridicule earlier this week when she said in a radio interview with Glenn Beck, "We gotta stand with our North Korean allies" during a discussion about the deadly attack by the North on a South Korean island. Beck quickly corrected her and she replied, "We're bound by prudence to stand with our South Korean allies, yes." Roughly 24 hours after reports of the incident, Palin was criticizing the Obama team's response to the attack. "We're not having a lot of faith that the White House is going to come out with a strong enough policy to sanction what it is that North Korea is going to do."

Of the media reports that followed her little mix-up, she said, "Obviously, I would have been even more impressed if the media showed some consistency on this issue. Unfortunately, it seems they couldn't resist the temptation to turn a simple one word slip-of-the-tongue of mine into a major political headline." And for her part, Palin couldn't resist firing back.

The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate is a woman on the move. On Saturday, she is due in Iowa for a book signing at a Borders in West Des Moines for "America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag." Iowa is the site of the first 2012 Republican presidential contest -- and Palin says she's considering a national candidacy. Palin's camp said the book-signing events are "not political in any way."
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